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Short’s Raisin Apollo Double IPA

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Raisin Apollo is a big-bodied double Indian Pale Ale fermented with golden raisins. Enticing hop aromas of pine and freshly cut grass boldly emit from this marmalade colored brew. The subtle sweet flavors of the raisins are complemented by a hoppy citrus blast. The finish is dominated by high alpha hops, causing a dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (5050) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
bottle. amber orange with small head. malty base with raisin and dark fruit. big hops with both pine and citrus. yummy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpar73 (954) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is mostly grassy and citrus hops. The taste is malt and raisins with citrus fruity and grassy hops, There is a nice bitter finish. A solid double IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
[4933-20121113] 12floz bottle. Mild mango orange hops aroma has a light smoked background note. Clear, golden orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. More toasted fruity orange hops in the flavour. Medium body has a nice bitterness. Tasty, could be a little on the old side to rate though. (7/3/8/3+/15) 3.6
(w/ jercraigs)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Golden copper color w/ lots of visible carbonation and a dense off white pour with thick lacing. First aroma was of apricot and some earthy hop notes. Lightly bitter notes a fair amount of sweet caramel and some dark fruits. It smells good, but comes off like a sweet belgian with hop notes almost. Palate is well coated and lightly creamy. The flavor is clean well hopped with a good amount of fruit probably a mix of raisen and grapefruit and a light pine aftertaste. A very unique and odd flavor. Unique in that I could see some people really loving it, to me it was interesting and worth a try, but not something I’d buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9836) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
2012-11-13. Lightly hazy dark orange, modest beige head. 3+ Modest hoppy aroma, moderate alcohol grows as it warms. Grassy accents. 7+ Flavour is fairly bitter, fruity character, modest citrus, raisiny touches that I might not describe as such if it didn’t say it on the label, not sure. 7+ Average plus bodied palate, modest carbonation. 3+ Decent. Bottle, note on cap says 2/12 via trade with flandersned

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 15, 2012
On tap Birch & Barley Wash. DC. Pours an amber caramel color with a two finger fluffy white head. Smell is bitter pine, earthy and slight citrus hop aromas up front with a fairly big sweet malt backbone. Taste has a sharp bitterness up front with grassy and earthy flavours. The malt backbone provides a good balance. The golden raisins are slightly evident. Medium mouthfeel that starts sticky sweet and ends very bitter and somewhat astringent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Pours copper colored. Aroma of stale beer and very slight hops. Taste is bitter with stale flavor. Don't get any raisins here. Only okay at best. Disappointed, since I love Huma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle:   Fireweed honey in color, clear, moderate frothy white head, fairly nice lacing.   Sweet pithy nose, even a slight sweet long cut tobacco nose.   Moderate sweetness on the tongue, pithy, citrusy, not sure I get the golden raisins.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Very faint white grape like presense towards the backside.   Not a big IIPA, not too heavy with the raisins.   Nothing off with this one, but nothing that jumps out either.   Thanks kevin for the bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1673) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Very, very interesting...amber colored DIPA with dry flavor and a little sweet raisin flavor..decent, but not my favorite,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7313) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Draft. Poured a bit lighter than I expected - a cloudy amber color, with a small off-white head, expected something a bit darker based on the raisins, but hey - whatever. Aroma was sweet, slight grape/raisin. Alcohol was pretty subtle compared to the listed abv.

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